LATINO CIVIC ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE
Community Policing Forums set for Pasco WA, NEW DATE for Moses Lake WA
Olympia WA August 24, 2016 - The forums and project named "Community Vision Project of Washington" is a public participatory process in which stakeholders develop a consensus on community policing and what a desirable community will look like. The project will foster opportunity for residents, law enforcement, city officials, business owners, educators, healthcare professionals, religious leaders and community members to express their ideas and opinions on how to create safe and healthy communities. Strategic community vision plans will be created by community members and will receive technical support by LCA and its advisors to support its success. The LCA advisory council supporting the community consists of Retired Prosecutor, Retired Judge, Active and Retired Police Officers, Educators, Business Leaders, Community Advocates, Healthcare Professionals will add significant value to the project
"We are noticing similar barriers and challenges that exist between the community and law enforcement in our State. We believe that until we can be transparent, work together regardless of difference of opinions this will not improve. We see a valuable opportunity on a local grassroots level to create the foundation based on mutual respect, understanding, equal representation of all members in the community and shared values. Each city project will be unique for example the one scheduled for Pasco WA will include a stakeholder review of the reports from the U.S. Justice Department, ACLU and the Coroner Inquest findings in relation to the death of Antonio Zambrano Montes. All city based projects will include evaluation of local government funding, access to mental health services, judicial processes and create a community infrastructure that is action and solution focused. We see this advocacy effort as a viable long term commitment and we are ready to get to work" - Nina Martinez, LCA Chair
"The legitimate expectation of inclusion, in responsibilities, rights and respect of every member in our community is important. When we perpetuate a situation, or allow others to create a situation, where any group feels excluded or fearful, we reduce a sense of community which is directly contrary to our own peace and security." - Marilyn Brenneman, Retired King County Prosecutor, LCA Advisory Partner
Moses Lake WA
DATE: Saturday, October 1, 2016 1p.m to 5p.m.
Location: Family Services of Grant County
1402 E Craig, Moses Lake, WA 98837
DATE: Saturday, October 29, 2016 1p.m to 5p.m
Location: Pasco Senior Center
1315 N. 7th Ave Pasco WA 99301
More about the Community Visioning Project of Washington: A project created by LCA that encourages collaborative and inclusive dialogue that will represent the entire community, collection of data shared within the Community Vision Project network statewide and creation of a local diverse leadership team that are elected by the residents to lead the local community visioning plan to ensure its success. The community vision engagement program will include innovative models practiced in the U.S. and internationally. Additional information will be available on LCA website in the coming weeks. This a free event.
* Anyone interested for more information and or to volunteer please send inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. More details of the project and forum are being finalized and located on LCA website in coming weeks.
*Spanish interpretation will be available
To learn about advisory council members: Marilyn Brenneman, Larry McKeeman, Matt Hickmann:
About Latino Civic Alliance
Latino Civic Alliance (LCA) is a statewide nonpartisan organization with thousands of supporters that promotes civic engagement in Washington State by encouraging social responsibility and public service. LCA promotes community and state based advocacy for Latino/as. We collaborate with the community to improve the public good on the local, state and national level while enriching the community. LCA seeks to foster opportunities for meaningful and reciprocal relationships between political representation and the community. LCA hosts the largest political platform “Latino Legislative Day" in Washington State. LCA Board Members represent Tri- Cities (Pasco, Kennewick, Richland), Yakima, Mount Vernon, Seattle, Everett, Burien and other regions in the State.
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